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Gundam On Top Again In Japanese Sales Charts
Gundam On Top Again In Japanese Sales Charts
March 6, 2008 | By David Jenkins

March 6, 2008 | By David Jenkins
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Japanese robot anime and cultural phenomenon Gundam is once again at the top of the weekly software sales charts, with the latest game being the new PlayStation 2 version of what is known in the West as Dynasty Warriors: Gundam.

Originally released last year only on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game - which sold 150,000 units during the week - is a co-production with Koei, successfully mixing two of Japan’s favourite franchises. It is also the second Musou game in the charts, with the PSP version of Warriors Orochi still at number seven.

The second highest new entry of the week is role-playing game Soma Bringer, the first title to be released by developer Monolith Soft since being acquired by Nintendo. The new franchise enjoyable a moderate debut with 51,000 units sold at number four.

New at number five, with 44,000 units sold, is the second The Idolm@ster game for the Xbox 360, a pop idol themed game whose Xbox Live features have proven particularly popular in Japan.

The rest of the chart is largely unchanged from the previous week, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Fit both still selling in excess of 60,000 units weeks after their initial release.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEGundam Musou SpecialNamco BandaiPS2150,000
21Dairantou Smash Brothers XNintendoWii67,000
32Wii FitNintendoWii64,000
4NESoma BringerNintendoDS51,000
5NEThe Idolm@ster: Live for You!Namco Bandai36044,000
62Sekaiju no Meikyuu II: Shoou no SeihaiAtlusDS25,000
74Musou OrochiKoeiPSP24,000
85Bokujou Monogatari: Kira Kira Taiyou to Nakama TachiMarvelousDS22,000
99Wii SportsNintendoWii21,000
106Winning Eleven Play Maker 2008KonamiWii17,000
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